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Jeep hints at V8 for Wrangler or Gladiator

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Jeep hints at V8 for Wrangler or Gladiator

Jeep could be about to launch a V8 Wrangler or Gladiator. Only a few days before Ford reveals its new line of Bronco models – a sub-brand launched by Ford to compete directly with Jeep – a shadowy, stylised picture has been posted on Jeep's Instagram account with the number '392' on the bonnet...

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Video: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series teased
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Video: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased the upcoming GT R Black Series with a video released on YouTube. Featuring a cameo from YouTuber Shmee150, the short video gives us a glimpse of the limited edition flagship model from the German performance car brand. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series is expected to be a step-up from the GT R Pro, which itself uses a twin-turbo 4...


Ford Mustang Mach-E: discarded design sketches revealed
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Ford Mustang Mach-E: discarded design sketches revealed

The evolution of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E has been revealed during an exclusive live-stream event. Ford executives shared images showing early sketches and design concepts of the fully-electric Mustang SUV with members of the Mach-E Club...


First Aston Martin DBX SUV rolls off the production line
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First Aston Martin DBX SUV rolls off the production line

The first SUV from British brand Aston Martin has rolled off the production line at the company's new facility in Wales. The 2020 Aston Martin DBX is arguably the most important model for the company – best known for supplying coupes to fictional spy character James Bond – as the luxury SUV will bring with it a new set of customers...


Musk: Tesla will have fully-autonomous technology this year
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Musk: Tesla will have fully-autonomous technology this year

Tesla could be the first company to develop fully-autonomous cars. Speaking remotely at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China on Thursday, Tesla founder Elon Musk says the company is "very close to level five autonomy". Level Five autonomy is the industry's label for fully-autonomous driving – the point at which a car can take over all duties from a human...


SsangYong Tivoli on hiatus until 2021 as stock runs out
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SsangYong Tivoli on hiatus until 2021 as stock runs out

The 2020 SsangYong Tivoli and Tivoli XLV have been quietly put on hiatus after the company sold out of stock in Australia. Although the small Tivoli SUV and slightly larger Tivoli XLV sold in relatively modest numbers (67 and 24 cars respectively) in the first half of 2020, the company says this exhausted dealer stock and so SsangYong Australia has removed the models from its website...


Hyundai i30 N performance sedan: is this how it will look?
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Hyundai i30 N performance sedan: is this how it will look?

Hyundai's i30 N sedan has been imagined in the above computer illustration by NY Mammoth, posted on The Korean Car Blog. Although the model is yet to be formally confirmed – despite spy photos of development vehicles – the Hyundai Elantra N, as it's known overseas, is expected to arrive in Australia in 2021 as the sedan variant of the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch...


Lamborghini teases first hybrid roadster ahead of reveal
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Lamborghini teases first hybrid roadster ahead of reveal

The first Lamborghini hybrid roadster could be revealed tonight. Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has released a teaser photo of what CarAdvice believes will be the new Sian roadster. The Lamborghini Sian is the Italian supercar company's first hybrid model, and its most powerful. Putting out 577kW from a 6...


Nissan raises $US7.8 billion to offset company turmoil – report
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Nissan raises $US7.8 billion to offset company turmoil – report

Nissan has reportedly raised $US7.8 billion ($AU11.2 billion) in financing from its creditors, according to news agency Reuters. The Japanese car company secured the financing to help it endure difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Nissan was already experiencing hardship prior to the global pandemic occurring, however the situation appears to have amplified the automaker's troubles...


2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Pure announced at lower price
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2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure, M235i xDrive Pure announced at lower price

BMW has announced the addition of 2021 BMW M135i xDrive Pure and 2021 BMW M235i xDrive Pure models to its line-up. The new M Pure treatment gives buyers a bundle of standard equipment, but at a $5000 saving over the standard models. The BMW M135i xDrive Pure is priced at $63,990 plus on-road costs, while the BMW M235i xDrive Pure is priced at $67,990 plus on-road costs...


2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild

The much-anticipated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – a wagon with a sloped, coupe-like roofline – has been found out in public, Chinese publication Autohome has revealed. At its unveiling last month, Volkswagen announced the Arteon R would be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder producing 235kW, coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG)...


Video: Ford launches Bronco as outdoor brand, teases three models
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Video: Ford launches Bronco as outdoor brand, teases three models

Ford has unveiled its strategy to launch 'Bronco' as a spin-off brand, competing directly with Jeep. Three new models will be released under the Bronco banner in the coming days, with Ford promising off-road capability and durability across the range. The new Broncos – a two-door, a four-door, and a 'Baby Bronco' called the Sport – are to be launched on 13 July 2020...


2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop
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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop

Going against the recent trend of some other manufacturers, Porsche has lowered the prices for its mid-engined sports cars locally. The 2020 Porsche Cayman and 2020 Porsche Boxster have both seen price reductions across all models. While entry-level Cayman and Boxster saw a $2900 price cut, bringing them down to $113,100 and $115,900 plus on-road costs respectively, it was the Cayman S and Boxster S variants that saw the greatest reductions...


2021 Skoda Octavia line-up revealed in Europe, Australia keeps established engines
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2021 Skoda Octavia line-up revealed in Europe, Australia keeps established engines

The 2021 Skoda Octavia range was revealed in Europe over the weekend, with the model to be fitted with petrol, diesel, hybrid, and compressed natural gas (CNG) options. In total, the Octavia will come with eight powertrains offering 12 performance levels to European buyers. However, Australia will be offered a more focused range of engine options, starting with the familiar 2...


2021 Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback revealed
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2021 Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback revealed

Audi has announced two new electric models, the 2021 Audi e-tron S and 2021 Audi e-tron S Sportback. The all-wheel-drive SUVs produce 370kW and 973Nm from three electric motors – two driving the rear axle and one driving the front. The 0-60mph sprint (0-97km/h) is done in claimed 4.5 seconds...